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  • Early Glance: Silver companies Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 10:40 AM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 03 or. 9 percent, to $3.21. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 11 or 1.0 percent, to $11.18. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 14 or 2.2 percent, to $6.11.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 10:40 AM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 02 or 1.6 percent, to $0.96. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 06 or. 2 percent, to $29.73. Peabody Energy rose$. 02 or. 3 percent, to $6.12.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 10:40 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 21 or 1.7 percent, to $12.40. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 42 or 1.7 percent, to $23.84.

  • PRAGUE— Hundreds of miners are rallying in Prague to pressure the government to allow the expansion of brown coal mining in northern Czech Republic. Facing the environmental damage, a legacy from the communist era, the government set limits for the mines in 1991. The limits were also meant to guarantee that no other towns or villages would have to be destroyed...

  • LONDON, Jan 29- Copper, nickel and other metals prices fell on Thursday on worries about excess supplies and after U.S. central bank authorities gave more signals of a looming rate hike which could tighten market liquidity. "Macro forces are largely dominating the market today, and over the near term, market attention will remain fixated on Greece and the Fed," said...

  • UPDATE 1-Kaz Minerals hits annual copper output target Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 3:20 AM ET

    LONDON, Jan 29- Copper miner Kaz Minerals, formerly known as Kazakhmys, hit its production target for last year and made its first shipment of concentrate from its new copper and gold mine at Bozymchak in December, it said on Thursday. The London- listed company produced 294,000 tonnes of copper cathode equivalent in 2013. After the completion of a restructuring...

  • MOSCOW, Jan 29- Russian steelmaker MMK said on Thursday its crude steel output in the fourth quarter totalled 3.07 million tonnes, down 9 percent quarter-on-quarter, mainly because of scheduled maintenance and seasonal factors.

  • Russia's Polymetal Q4 revenue up 4 pct Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 2:08 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Jan 29- Russian precious metals miner Polymetal said on Thursday its revenues had increased 4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014, year-on-year, to $513 million. Full-year 2014 gold equivalent production reached 1.43 million troy ounces, up 12 percent, said the London- listed company, part-owned by Russian businessman Alexander Nesis.

  • MOSCOW, Jan 29- Russian diamond mining company Alrosa plans to increase sales by one percent in 2015, taking advantage of rising production and using offtake from its stock, it said on Thursday. Alrosa competes with Anglo American- owned De Beers for the status of the world's largest diamond miner but usually generates less revenue than its South-African rival.

  • Fortescue's cost cutting measures pay off  Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 12:19 AM ET

    Nev Power, CEO of Fortescue Metals Group, says the firm's focus on cost cutting and a weak Aussie dollar helped the miner to offset falling iron ore prices. He also explains what that means for the firm's dividend payout for 2015.

  • This appears to be the case for iron ore, where a Reuters poll of analysts published on Wednesday showed a median estimate of $68 a tonne for spot Asian prices in 2015.. The problem with the forecast of $68 a tonne average for this year is the current spot price of the steel-making ingredient is already 7.8 percent lower, closing on Wednesday at a fresh six-year low...

  • Steel Dynamics reports 4Q loss Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:27 PM ET

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. _ Steel Dynamics Inc. on Wednesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $45 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 42 cents per share. Steel Dynamics shares have declined 10 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 6:07 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 03 or 2.5 percent, to $0.98. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 89 or 2.9 percent, to $29.79. Peabody Energy fell$. 14 or 2.2 percent, to $6.10.

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 6:07 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 50 or 3.8 percent, to $12.61. Gold Fields Ltd ADS fell$. 10 or 1.7 percent, to $5.64. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 88 or 3.5 percent, to $24.26.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 6:07 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 18 or 5.3 percent, to $3.24. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 63 or 5.3 percent, to $11.29. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 63 or 9.2 percent, to $6.25.

  • Rick Nolan, who represents northeastern Minnesota's Iron Range, applies to processing plants at the United Taconite, Hibbing Taconite and Minorca mines in Minnesota, and the Tilden mine in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. EPA spokeswoman Phillippa Cannon said Wednesday that an official notice would be published in the Federal Register in the next few days,...

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 1:21 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 03 or. 9 percent, to $3.39. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 36 or 5.2 percent, to $6.52. Silver Wheaton fell$. 36 or 1.5 percent, to $23.64.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 1:21 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 04 or 4.4 percent, to $0.96. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 69 or 2.2 percent, to $29.99. Peabody Energy fell$. 11 or 1.8 percent, to $6.13.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 1:21 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 09 or. 7 percent, to $13.02. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 30 or 1.2 percent, to $24.84.

  • *Scotland blocks new permits for fracking. LONDON, Jan 28- Scotland on Wednesday blocked the granting of permits for fracking and a local English council delayed a decision on two projects, casting doubt on British Prime Minister David Cameron's shale gas ambitions. Scotland, estimated to have around 80 trillion cubic metres of shale gas resources- enough to...